Celebrating America’s birthday with short track racing just makes sense. That’s why there was plenty of racing across the country this weekend, and that means there’s plenty of stories from the weekend too. We’re here to get you caught up with the big news from the weekend in today’s Top 10 Stories.

 

1. Peltier Writes Summer Showdown Check to Good Luck Charm

Preston Peltier brought a car to the 7th Annual Summer Showdown that was completely different from the one he won with the year before.  After tuning on it throughout Thursday’s open practice session at Evergreen Speedway (WA), the Brighton, Colorado resident commented that his Super Late Model was “pretty dang good.”

 

2. Pollard Wins at Montgomery at Three-Year Hiatus

It seems that everyone had a feeling Bubba Pollard would win the Southern Super Series Rumble by the River 125 Saturday night at Montgomery Motor Speedway (AL), everyone except the Georgia native himself.

 

3. Sellers Beats the King for South Boston 200 Triumph

Peyton Sellers prevailed in a thrilling battle with Philip Morris to take the win in the Thunder Road Harley-Davidson 200 at South Boston Speedway (VA), taking this third career victory in the Independence Day staple of Late Model Stock Car racing.

 

4. Campbell Continues White Hot Streak at Baer Field

It was a different track, series, and car for the Champion Racing Association (CRA) on Saturday afternoon, but it was the same domination from Brian Campbell as he drove to victory lane in the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour event at the Baer Field Motorsports Park in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

 

Campbell also scored the win in Friday’s ARCA/CRA Super Series race at Toledo Speedway. Click here to read now.

 

5. Nason Battles Heat & Chaos to Get Rockford Redemption

It was a hot night at Rockford Speedway (IL) on Saturday night, both in temperature and tempers on the track for the ARCA Midwest Tour’s Kar Korner All-Star 100.  At the end of the night, Austin Nason battled through it all to score his second Midwest Tour victory of the 2018 season.

 

Kenny Wallace claimed the victory at Terre Haute in a thriller. (Dallas Breeze photo)

6. Kenny Wallace Wins Modified Nationals Thriller at Terre Haute

After two weeks of top fives and near misses, Kenny Wallace scored his first Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals win of 2018 Thursday night at Terre Haute Action Track (IN). Wallace took the lead with three laps to go after a side-by-side duel with Ray Bollinger ended with the No. 77 car of Bollinger spinning in turn one while making an attempt to retake the lead from the No. 36 of Wallace.

 

7. Tracy Gordon Claims First Victory Since 2004 at Oxford

Tracy Gordon of Strong nailed down his first Super Late Model victory in several years, earning a guaranteed starting spot in the rich Oxford 250 with a 100-lap PASS Open race victory at Oxford Plains Speedway on Sunday night.

 

Butcher takes the trophy from his win at Oyster Bed.

8. Jameson Notches First Career Lucas Oil Late Model Triumph

Jameson took the lead from Scott Bloomquist on lap 33 and then had to hold off the challenges from Josh Richards. A caution with ten laps to go turned into a two-car battle between Jameson and Richards with the Indiana driver crossing the line to cap off a very exciting race.

 

9. Butcher Wins in Front of Capacity Crowd at Oyster Bed

Cole Butcher (Porter’s Lake, NS) picked up his second victory of the season and his first Series win at Oyster Bed Speedway tonight in front of a capacity crowd. Jonathan Hicken (Brudenell, PE) battled hard with Butcher but ended up second in the caution filled race. 2017 Oyster Bed Speedway victor Greg Proude (Springvale, PE) completed the podium followed by Nicholas Naugle (Dartmouth, NS) and Dylan Gosbee (Cornwall, PE).

 

10. Watkins Adds FUEL to Championship Run at Carolina

Ben Watkins added fuel to his FUEL Series Racing championship run with a dominating performance at Carolina Speedway in Gastonia. North Carolina on Friday night.

Top 10: Short Track Racing Stories From the Weekend